thank you for sharing in my joy on the republication of my poem! Its a full circle feeling to have a poem published now in light of not having written a poem in almost 5 years. While waiting for an echocardiagram today and browsing through the Gallery Issue of Surface Design magazine it hit me to create a series called Weaving Poetics. My hands begin to tingle as I visualized designs in my head and I re-thought the idea of not going to Studio 3 today. But I'm holding to my plans to block the This Far By Faith (working title of the blue and green piece in 2 posts below) today at home and I'm going to start the beginnings of Weaving Poetics which I can do at home also. I think if I had dedicated permanent space to work in, I'd be the type of quilter who had multiple projects going on and I can now see the benefit of having more than one sewing machine set up to accomodate multiple works in progress. Back in June when I was in Studio 3, I observed Kim (the long term artist in residence) and another artist from Los Angeles working around their studios on mulitple canvases and I wondered about this for my own work...if I would work on multiple projects or focus on one from beginning to completion.
Last night, leaving Studio 3, I stepped out into pitch black darkness. Quite a jolt to this city girl of just how dark night can get. I was only parked a few feet from the door but stepped by in to turn the hall light on so that I could see my way to the car. If I had given myself enough time I'm sure my eyes would have adjusted. I was intimidated by it and wanted the comfort of a light. When I go tomorrow I'm taking a flash light.